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  1. NHL: Gary Bettman chats on Winter Classic, other topics prior to ...

    E.J. Hradek

    Ahead of All-Star Weekend, Gary Bettman tells E.J. Hradek there will likely be another edition of HBO's "24/7" chronicling the Winter Classic. Plus the latest on the league's key issues, including its expiring TV contract and protecting its players.

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2011
  2. NHL: Five observations from HBO's "24/7" series on Pittsburgh Pen...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek evaluates the just-concluded '24/7' series from HBO, which chronicled the paths of the Penguins and Capitals en route to the Winter Classic.

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2011
  3. NHL: On Russia over Canada, Winter Classic 2012, Vancouver Canuck...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek's weekly mailbag looks at the following topics: Dan Bylsma as a potential U.S. coach for the 2014 Olympics; the Canucks as a Cup contender; the likely sites of Winter Classic '12 (Philly, Denver, D.C.); and Jonas Hiller as an All-Star.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2011
  4. NHL: Picking Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals and other...

    E.J. Hradek

    In his weekly picks column, E.J. Hradek sees a post-Winter Classic stumble for the Washington Capitals, while the Minnesota Wild get a key road trip off to a good start.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2011
  5. NHL: Willie Mitchell, Antti Niemi, Antero Niittymak will be keys ...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek offers a few thoughts on the 24/7 series on the Caps and Pens, then dives into a look at the Pacific division for 2010-11. He thinks Willie Mitchell going to the Kings could be a game-changer here -- although San Jose looks better in net.

    Blog | Conversation | September 24, 2010
  6. Stanley Cup playoffs: Niedermayer, Gonchar, Kovalchuk headline to...

    E.J. Hradek

    With the season winding down, teams will soon reshuffle their squads for next season. E.J. Hradek examines 15 key free agents who could be available this summer.

    Blog | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  7. E.J. Hradek: Capitals-Penguins, Round 3 takes the ice tonight

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek reports that the league is pushing for the rival Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins to meet in the 2011 Winter Classic.

    Blog | Conversation | March 24, 2010
  8. NHL — Owner of the Boston Bruins discusses the Winter Class...

    E.J. Hradek

    Just prior to the Winter Classic in Boston, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs took a few minutes to discuss the big outdoor game at Fenway, the current state of the NHL and future Olympic participation. In his role as the chairman of the board of directors,...

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2010
  9. E.J. Hradek - Team USA aims for gold on Tuesday night in World Ju...

    E.J. Hradek

    E.J. Hradek looks back at a long weekend highlighted by a stroing performance by Team USA at the World Junior Championships and another fantastic Winter Classic at Fenway Park in Boston.

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2010
  10. NHL — A darkhorse Olympian goalie, a tip of the helmet to t...

    E.J. Hradek

    Eleven years. That's how long it's been since Russian-born hockey legend Slava Fetisov skated in a professional game. After winning a second straight Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 1998, Fetisov called it quits. On Friday night, the 51-y...

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2009
  11. New schedule coming soon; Saku Koivu a great free-agent pick-up f...

    E.J. Hradek

    In case you've been wondering, the league will release its 2009-10 regular season schedule sometime next week, most likely Wednesday. The highlight will be the official announcement of the third annual Winter Classic, a match expected to be between t...

    Blog | Conversation | July 09, 2009
  12. Why NHL Players' Association is more open to Winter Classic doubl...

    E.J. Hradek

    After speaking with NHL Players' Association executive director Paul Kelly and Lightning center/competition committee member Jeff Halpern, I expect the competition committee to green light the league's plan for a second outdoor game -- the backend of...

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2009
  13. Sources: NHL to host second Winter Classic in 2010

    E.J. Hradek

    The NHL is hoping to double down on the success of its Winter Classic by planning a second outdoor game for Jan. 1, 2010, according to multiple league sources.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2009
  14. Crosby drops the gloves, but Pens' problems remain the same

    E.J. Hradek

    Here's some more Winter Classic fallout. Not surprisingly, NBC was thrilled with the second Winter Classic. Thursday's Wings-Hawks tilt at Wrigley earned a 2.9 overnight rating, up 12 percent from last year's game. Chicago pulled an 11.8 rating, wh...

    Blog | Conversation | January 04, 2009
  15. What now for the Classic? Here are five things for the NHL to con...

    E.J. Hradek

    What's next? That's the natural question after the league's second successful Winter Classic. Here are five things I think the league should consider going forward. 1. Ovechkin! When I talk to people who have seen a lot of NHL games during their car...

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2009
  16. Instant analysis from Winter Classic

    E.J. Hradek

    • After falling behind 3-1 in the first period, the Wings charged into the lead with a three-goal second period. Underrated Wings left winger Jiri Hudler netted a pair of rebound goals to tie the game, before superstar Pavel Datsyuk score...

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2009